May Next Wave Newsletter
May is Water Awareness Month! How aware are you?

M ay is Water Awareness Month, but every day is a good day to be celebrate our precious resource and use water wisely! This month also helps highlight the importance of California's water resources to the human health, economic vitality and environmental quality of our state. 
Here are five ways to participate in Water Awareness Month: 
1. Get smart – take an online class! The Waterwise Community Center is offering online classes and workshops that will teach you about waterwise landscape designs, gardening, native plants and more! Visit to see workshop schedule. 
2. Find and fix sneaky leaks. Check out the Environmental Protection Agency’s tips on how to find leaks that are draining your budget. While you’re at it, get tips on how to improve your home’s water efficiency.
3. Get $ to save water. Check out your local agency’s website to see if your water provider offers rebates for water-saving products, appliances and fixtures.
4. Spread the word. Share all you know about Water Awareness Month with friends and family! 
5. Get educated! Want to learn more? Click on the links below to get more info, including tips, facts, good water habits and more!    

Rain or shine, Californians always need to use water efficiently. Conservation is a way of life. 

Want to learn more? Check out the resources below: 
Save Our Water: h ttp://      
Water – Use it Wisely:      
Alliance for Water Efficiency: h ttp://
Environmental Protection Agency:
California Department of Water Resources:
Metropolitan Water District of Southern California:

Water Awareness Month started as a joint effort between Department of Water Resources (DWR) and Association of California Water Agencies during California’s 1987-1992 drought as an effort to educate the public about the importance of water use efficiency and conservation. Water agencies throughout the state conduct public outreach and education events during the month of May to deliver the message of conservation. 
Member Agencies